ISP Dragged to Court for Refusing to Block The Pirate Bay

After several victories in Danish courts, the entertainment industry is now trying to get The Pirate Bay blocked in Norway. The country's largest Internet provider ‘Telenor’ is now being dragged to court by IFPI, after it refused an earlier request to disable customer access to the world's most prominent tracker.

PizzaTorrent Grows Tired of Attacks and Shuts Down

With millions of page views every month PizzaTorrent was one of the Internet's larger torrent meta-search engines. Unfortunately for the site's owner, being in the spotlight also had its downsides. After ongoing DDoS attacks on the site the founder decided to pull the plug and shut the site down for…

ISP Ordered To Hand Over Records of Pirate Customers

Several studios are currently taking legal action against Australian ISP iiNet. They accuse iiNet of failing to take steps to stop its subscribers from sharing files by disconnecting them from the Internet. Now iiNet has been ordered to hand over the personal details and logs relating to twenty alleged pirates,…

Digital Britain – Some Points to Consider

The Digital Britain report will be published shortly. However, no government department will be completely knowledgeable in such a nuanced subject as peer-to-peer file-sharing. So what basic errors might the generalists make based on the submissions made to the BERR last year?

Furk: Direct Download BitTorrent Proxy On Steroids

Furk is not your regular torrent site. Not only does it function as a meta-search engine, but you can also download 'torrents' via Furk's servers using HTTP. And it doesn't stop there. Furk holds these downloads in a searchable database that anyone can use, turning the site into a kind…

Virgin to Disconnect Stubborn Pirates, For a Few Minutes

The UK Internet provider Virgin has struck a deal with Universal to offer their customers unlimited DRM-free music at a fixed monthly rate. As part of the deal Virgin committed to doing everything in their power to prevent people from sharing music on its network, including the option of disconnecting…

IP Address Alone Insufficient To Identify Pirate, Court Rules

Anti-piracy groups and lawyers across Europe are unmovable - they say that since they logged a copyright infringement from a particular IP address, the bill payer is responsible. Now a court in Rome has decided that on the contrary, an IP address does not identify an infringer, only a particular…